To celebrate Emirati Women’s Day on 28 August, The British Business Group Dubai & Northern Emirates are bringing together five Emirati women for an inspirational talk on finding success and strategies for gender balance in the UAE.
As a mark of respect to the founding father of the UAE, the theme for 2018 is ‘Women on the Course of Zayed’ and will see Amna Al Owais, CEO, DIFC Courts; Lubna Qassim, a lawyer and one of the top 50 influencers in the Arab World who will be moderating the talk; Sheikha Al Maskari, chief innovation officer, UAE Space Agency; Maria Al Qassim, public policy consultant and commentator; and Amal Murad, the first female Emirati parkour instructor, take to the stage.
Amna Al Owais, CEO, DIFC Courts
Amal Murad, the first female Emirati parkour instructor
“I was so excited when our Mother of Nation, Sheikha Fatma bint Mubarak, announced that this year’s Emirati Women’s Day will carry the theme of ‘Women on the course of Zayed,” says Lubna Qassim, Director of UAE Alliances at BBG Dubai & Northern Emirates, and chair of the event. “We at the British Business Group were inspired and honoured to celebrate this theme with amazing women from law, space, policy and sports.”
“Emirati women have achieved so much,” she adds. “And I would assert again and again that this is because of the solid infrastructure that our leadership has built to enable us to flourish.”
The event will take place at Jumeirah Emirates Towers from 10.30am - 12.30pm on Tuesday August 28 and will include an Arabic-themed breakfast.
Tickets are priced at Dhs125 for BBG Dubai members, and Dhs262 for non-members and are open to both men and women.